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Every Monday each pupil will pick up to 8 words to learn for their Scrúdú. These words they choose from any mistakes they made in the dictation (see below) and their own personal liosta focal (list of words) they want to learn; chosen because they've realised they can't spell them in schoolwork or simply because they'd like to know how to spell them. Having a list will assist them in choosing words that are useful. Words judged to be too easy, or learned before, should not be included.

The spelling of all words on their list should be checked in a dictionary. Parents are expected to look at their child's spelling list and the spelling of the words they've chosen to learn in any given week; Monday through Thursday they will need to write out each of that week's words three/four times in their cóipleabhar deachtú.

It is very important that the written element of learning the spellings is supervised by parents. Not only should the spelling of the words be checked on Monday but also on the subsequent nights. Remind your child to copy the checked Monday version and that should reduce the chance of copying an error made in the spelling later. Children do make mistakes reading their own handwriting and when that happens they can easily learn to spell a word incorrectly; supervising their homework is vital. Feel free to use other methods of helping them learn the words such as oral mini tests.

Please seen the Gaeilge page for further guidance on their Irish spellings for Litriú. If you are unsure of the pronunciation of any Irish words you can listen to them on www.teanglann.ie or www.forvo.com.

Seachtain 19

  1. I heard her teeth chatter as she stood shivering in the freezing cold.
  2. Icicles hung from the roof on that freezing December morning.
  3. Pauline's birthday is in August, the first month of autumn.
  4. There was a crystal clear view from the top of the snow capped mountain.
  5. The lady took the laundry to automatic because she was exhausted

D. There are thirty two counties in the Republic of Ireland.


 

Seachtain 18

  1. January and February are always dangerous months for drivers.
  2. Scarves, wellingtons, toboggans and sleighs - the children packed to go on holidays.
  3. The little boy displayed dismay on Friday when the teacher gave the class homework.
  4. There was much spray and sway from the boat on Galway Bay.
  5. The Waterford goalkeeper threw the ball to his centre forward who kicked it through the net.

D. He won the race by ten kilometres, twenty metres.


 

Seachtain 17

  1. The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.
  2. I'm afraid I cannot explain the pain.
  3. I tried in vain to wait for the train.
  4. The pupil panicked when she broke the window pane.
  5. The money that the boy made paid for the sister's beautiful chain.

D. The rain cycle was explained by the geography teacher.


 

Seachtain 16

  1. I'm sure the cure for the headache is peace and quiet.
  2. The jury decided the man had committed a foul crime.
  3. The fox was quite furious because he could not lure the fowl into his trap.
  4. The air is so pure in rural places.
  5. The teacher gave the children from fourth class a piece of her mind.

Dúshlán: I hope the hero would survive.


 

Seachtain 15

  1. The science teacher used a steel container for the experiment.
  2. Did you see the referee over there who was keeping the score?
  3. The boy swore he did not steal the bicycle near the sea shore.
  4. The girl tore the dress that she wore last Wednesday.

Dúshlán: The little boy continued to ignore his sister until she eventually gave up.


 

Seachtain 14

  1. The children were in dire trouble when they got lost in the wood.
  2. The church spire blew down in the storm.
  3. The man would not use a wire to mend the electric fire.
  4. The priest inquired if it was possible to hire a car to drive to Monaghan.
  5. The sky was blue when the children set out on their tour to Donegal.

D: I meant to ask some suitable questions in religion class.



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